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Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from shutting down and I have the option to abort the shutdown and take care of things.

How do I get Windows 8 to behave similar to Windows 7 when there are running applications preventing the OS from shutting down?

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Windows 8 behaves like this by default. –  Ramhound Jul 29 '14 at 11:00

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